Archive for August, 2011

lester bangs said it all in 1982

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

in an interview lester bangs did 2 weeks before he o.d.’d in 1982 he was asked:

question: Do you think there’s a danger of rock ‘n’ roll becoming extinct?

answer: Yeah, sure. Definitely.

question: What would there be to take its place?

Video games. A lot of things we don’t like to think about.

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versace serial killer home now a hotel

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

back in the 90s, not long after princess diana and elton john were caught crying and holding hands at gianni versace’s funeral, i was in miami staying at a hotel along ocean drive. i asked my cab driver to drive my friends and i past the gianni versace mansion, but he was having none of that. and refused to point it out to us.

well now, according to the financial times, the versace mansion–where versace was killed by a rentboy serial killer, has been transformed into a hotel. how scary is that?

should a man be used as a runway model to sell women clothes?

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

serbian-australian andrej pejic has been used by fashion designers such as gaultier and marc jacobs on the runway to sell their clothes to women. is this right? shouldn’t the feminazis have their knives out? isn’t it already a shame that 14 year old girls are used to sell clothes to 30 + year olds (who else could afford a prada power suit? except of course trust-a-farians and the funemployed).

should a boycott be waged against the designers who are styling twinks with beehive hair-dos and dressing those same men up in skirts specifically to sell clothes to women? what sorta message is this sending out to females? that women should just get rid of their hips altogether? and what sorta message are designers like marc jacobs sending? is he confirming what many in the fashion world have already started complaining about female-hating gay male fashion designers and stylists? but the big question is why do women keep purchasing their wares?

in the daily mail piece on the gender bender andrej pejic, one reader’s post in the comment section is worth quoting:

“This only proves what I have said for years. The majority of fashion designers are gay. Their clothes are not designed for real women they are designed for young boys. This is the logical conclusion.”

michelle bachmann can she win

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

the answer is ‘yes’ if we’re discussing the republican primaries in the u.s. the answer is ‘maybe’ if we’re discussing the u.s. presidential election in 2012.

british historian david starkey says whites have become black

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

this was no gaffe as he repeates the phrase ‘the whites have become black‘ at least once and then elaborates.

even when rioting europeans are more fashionable than americans

Friday, August 12th, 2011

we’ve all spent the past week watching hooded youths trapse about london stealing swarovski crystals, flatscreen televisions and 200 pound trainers. now, if one were to google the great london riots and the l.a. riots, one can see that even while the underclasses are protesting, europeans are far more fashionable than americans.

and we also think blackberry has gotten a whole lotta free advertising during these events. who knew that blackberry had an instant messaging app before the uk government started discussing how to close it down?  an 18 year old has been charged with using blackbery messaging (bbm) to incite violence during the uk events.

well, RIM’s share price has been in the cellar for many moons now. as they’ve mostly focused on satisfying business executives since the stone ages (we mean the early 00’s). now perhaps the powers that be in the marketing department at RIM might take a page out of the twitter playbook (who benefited from free advertising during the iranian electorial protests not so long ago). and target a whole new audience–18 year old vigilantes.